incident reporting

incident investigation

Incident Investigations: What’s the Point?

During my many years in safety, I’ve led dozens of incident investigations and, in general, enjoyed doing them. “Playing sleuth” appealed to my innate curiosity, and I felt confident that I was performing the task well. I have known many … Read More

Incident Reporting Culture

Near Misses and Their Place in the Incident Reporting Culture

Arguably the best type of work-related incident is the near miss or “close call.”  OSHA and the National Safety Council define a near miss as an “unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage, but had the … Read More

Injury Numbers

Don’t Get Blinded by Your Injury Numbers

“What we are measuring is not safety but unsafety” Craig Marriott in Challenging the Safety Quo. “Many companies…continue to measure their systemic safety by the lost time frequency rate…Unfortunately this reflection of personal injury rates provides little or no indication … Read More